Chad L. Coleman is an American actor best known for his starring role as Tyreese in the television horror series The Walking Dead.
He is also known for his recurring role as Dennis 'Cutty' Wise in the police drama television series The Wire and had a starring role as Nikki's ex-husband Gary in the short-lived television sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter, from 2011-2013.
His other television credits include Lie to Me, The Good Wife, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, New Amsterdam, The Forgotten, CSI: Miami, Life on Mars, Numb3rs, Hack, Third Watch, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order, New York Undercover and The Walking Dead.
Coleman's film credits include Horrible Bosses, Green Hornet, The Guilded Six Bits, Brother to Brother and Carlito's Way: Rise to Power. He can also be seen in the independent features Confessions of a Call Girl and Life, Love & Soul.
A seasoned theatre actor, Coleman made his Broadway debut in 2009 in the revival of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Additional credits include North Atlantic, Elle, Watch of the Nightingales, Man in the Polyester Suit and Miss Evers' Boys, as well as the world premieres of Force Continuum and Living in the Wind.
Additionally, Coleman lends his voice talents to audio books and video games, including 50 Cent's Bullet Proof and Left for Dead 2.
In 2006, Coleman formed a production company, Divinity Man Productions. He developed a web series about inner-city kids and wrote a script based on his childhood experiences in the foster-care system.
He is also involved with various causes, including Tim and Daphne Reid's Virginia Scholarship & Youth Development Foundation and the Special Olympics of Northern California.